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(Huffington Post)   Author of this piece claims these 'incredibly reckless' classic cartoons are partly to blame for our messed up society   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 114
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2013-08-12 07:12:41 AM
That was the most unimaginative troll ever.
 
2013-08-12 07:15:43 AM
Who knew the (old) Stig could write?
 
2013-08-12 07:28:58 AM

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2013-08-12 07:37:58 AM
I just saw this again recently, and as a child, I thought nothing of it.  As an adult however...

www.wearysloth.com

/"What some people won't do"

log_jammin: Ambivalence: Plus there was always some namby pamby "knowing is half the battle" morality play at the end.

Body massage


Pork chop sandwiches!
 
2013-08-12 07:44:28 AM
If this is serious, none of these people should never be allowed to write another sentence. There should be a law.
 
2013-08-12 07:49:08 AM
Curious

Does anyone actually READ the Huffington Post? Whenever I follow a link there, like from FARK, it's total utter crap.
 
2013-08-12 07:52:27 AM
I still laugh at Tom and Jerry.
 
2013-08-12 08:10:36 AM

Bucky Katt: #10 Jonny Quest.  All that violence!


And racism
 
2013-08-12 08:10:42 AM
Ambivalence: Plus there was always some namby pamby "knowing is half the battle" morality play at the end.

Pork chop sandwiches!
 
2013-08-12 08:22:53 AM
So if we promise to pretend Huffington Post is relevant, do you think we could get them to promise to never do satire again in return?
 
2013-08-12 08:35:47 AM

swahnhennessy: For a website that deals in comedy, Farkers have never been good at recognizing satire.


Satire mocks a target's shortcomings in a way that is funny and intelligent.  That was neither.  Farkers are accurately recognizing a failed attempt at satire.
 
2013-08-12 08:38:09 AM
Yes and watching bugs bunny in black face is responsible for latent racism

moron
 
2013-08-12 08:40:04 AM
MORAL OF THE STORY: If you'll write for free, there's a place for you at HuffPo.
 
2013-08-12 08:50:37 AM
When  Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids came on TV, I knew it was time to go outside. Forever.
As soon as I saw the racist tripe Bill was putting his name on, I wanted to puke.
 
2013-08-12 08:56:21 AM

100 Watt Walrus: Ambivalence: I am surprised GI Joe wasn't on that list. Glamorizing war where enemy pilots always "eject" before their planes exploded and no one actually dies. Plus there was always some namby pamby "knowing is half the battle" morality play at the end.

This. And the stories and voice performances were just awful. (The namby-pamby was slapped on so the show could be claimed to have educational content, back when the FAA had rules with some teeth.)


What weirded me out most about GI Joe was how, in the post-ep message segment, the Joe's would always show up in the creepiest way possible. Kid doing something dangerous in the bathroom? Joe comes out of their shower. Something dangerous in the kitchen? There's a Joe already in his house. Comes across a downed power-line? Here's some Joes in a friggin black, window-tinted van to give them some advice. And why were they spying on these kids in the first place? The Joes have some serious explaining to do.
 
2013-08-12 09:05:30 AM

TheZorker: Come on. At least Speed Racer was part of a completely functional family.

The WORLD was nuts, but Pops, Mom, Trixie, Speed, they *all* supported each other. Hell, Trixie was even the spotter and flew a helicopter.


Trixie was the cousin of Speed in the original Japanese version. But it's OK there.
 
2013-08-12 09:08:15 AM

Heron: The Joes have some serious explaining to do.


The creepiest one ever was where they come up from a lake the kids were just swimming in, so apparently they were down there watching the kids the entire time.
 
2013-08-12 09:21:12 AM
Then why have we lobotomized Looney Tunes?

I bought the DVDs of the original pieces. There's something just fulfilling about that dust cloud as the Coyote hits the ground... If it weren't for the DVDs, that's a feeling my son would have never known.
 
2013-08-12 09:21:23 AM

Gosling: dillenger69: I've had my kids watch most of this stuff. It really doesn't stand the test of time or hold their interest. Except Tom and Jerry for some reason. The 9yo loves it.
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This is why they're "classic" cartoons. Cartoons people still want to watch usually don't get that qualifier. It's saved for old cartoons that have become completely lost on modern audiences. "Classic" is just a nice way of saying "outdated".


I seemed to have understood cartoons 50 years before my time when I was a kid, but I wasn't brain damaged.
 
2013-08-12 09:21:30 AM
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2013-08-12 09:22:30 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: I still laugh at Tom and Jerry.


Crambone!
 
2013-08-12 09:34:33 AM

CujoQuarrel: Curious

Does anyone actually READ the Huffington Post? Whenever I follow a link there, like from FARK, it's total utter crap.




It is FARK. Just with longer posts.
 
2013-08-12 09:35:27 AM
If it wasn't for those cartoons I never would have joined the military.

/never would have
 
2013-08-12 09:38:15 AM
I remember when "The Bugs Bunny - Road Runner Hour" was, statistically, the most violent show on TV.

And it was awesome.
 
2013-08-12 09:49:08 AM
Lost me at Speed Racer.. when the entire series is about Racing! And they said he should not be driving fast? Someone never saw the series then.
 
2013-08-12 09:53:27 AM
Hmmm, after reading the article I have two thoughts:

1). What's the Author's Fark Handle

2). That was merely a list of some of my childhood favorites, yet I'm not violent NOR was I forced to watch them.
 
2013-08-12 10:04:11 AM
Junior year in college, I'm majoring in music and it's my music history 2 final covering most of the 1800s. I walk into the room and professor has a TV set up. He presses play on the VCR and iit's "Kill da Wabbit" and "The Rabbit of Seville"

The two cartoons play and the professor hands out blue books and says only "compare and contrast"
 
2013-08-12 10:11:51 AM
Where the hell was she 40 years ago, does she know how many friends I lost from flying anvil related injuries?
 
2013-08-12 10:12:33 AM

mafiageek1980: 2). That was merely a list of some of my childhood favorites, yet I'm not violent NOR was I forced to watch them.


Me too.
 
2013-08-12 10:20:44 AM

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This.

How the hell does he mention He-Man of all things, and then glosses over the blatent racism and misogyny of almost every Looney Tunes skit?

/though he did mention the rape skunk
 
2013-08-12 10:21:12 AM
I just came in to say the new version of The Loony Tunes Show (where Bugs and Daffy live together) is hilarious.
 
2013-08-12 10:24:50 AM
That is bad for satire.
 
2013-08-12 10:25:51 AM

FunkyBlue: Then why have we lobotomized Looney Tunes?

I bought the DVDs of the original pieces. There's something just fulfilling about that dust cloud as the Coyote hits the ground... If it weren't for the DVDs, that's a feeling my son would have never known.


I was able to find copies of just about all of the great looney tunes cartoons, bullwinkle's first 2 seasons, old pink panther cartoons, etc. The kids love them. Classic means they stand the test of time, not that they are outdated.
 
2013-08-12 10:27:50 AM

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This.

How the hell does he mention He-Man of all things, and then glosses over the blatent racism and misogyny of almost every Looney Tunes skit?

/though he did mention the rape skunk




Youth, ignorance, and self-rightousness.
 
2013-08-12 11:12:38 AM

Great Janitor: Tried reading the entire thing, after finishing the rant about Speed Racer, I just looked to see what other cartoons were on the list.  When it came to He-Man, either the writer of that section never watched He-Man, or just didn't get it.  Randor never knew Adam was He-Man, so how the hell was he supposed to be proud about his son saving the world when he had no idea?  If you want a bad example, it's not the clearly homosexual superhero and how he's treated because he's treated very well.  How about we address that Skeletor is never ever punished for what he does.  He kidnaps a member of the royal family and after said member is rescued, Skeletor is free to go.  The royal palace has prisons and dungeons, but who are they for?  Does Randor only concern himself with imprisoning the tax cheats?  Kidnap the Captain of the Guard, what ever He-Man did to you is fine?  Oh, he did nothing, well, you're free to go.  Not pay taxes?  To the dungeon!!!

The bit about Fat Albert, I heard that same thing when that failed live action movie came out almost 10 years ago, but it was a doctor who wanted the movie renamed to "Morbidly Obese Albert".


See, I always wondered how he man could ever sneak anywhere with a chorus following him just offscreen saying "he-man!" anytime something happened. Skeletor could be on the john reading the paper and get tipped off by the distant "heee-man!" sound.
 
2013-08-12 11:18:49 AM

FunkyBlue: Then why have we lobotomized Looney Tunes?


If you're a fan of Looney Tunes, give this a try.

cps-static.rovicorp.com

It's a more grown-up, prime time version of them and it's farking hilarious.

Bugs invented some kind of automated carrot peeler and got rich. Daffy is his freeloading roommate and a weapons grade asshole of the highest order who drives a parade float of himself around town. They have Taz tied up in the backyard because they think he's a dog. Yosemite is their next door neighbor, the witch that created the red hairy monster is black. Porky is needy, co-dependent and self-loathing. He also eats bacon even though he knows what bacon is made from. Speedy runs a pizza parlor called "PizzArriba". Bugs' girlfriend is a mentally deficient stalker, Daff's is apparently from Brooklyn and works in a Kinkos...

Man, I could be here all day.

Check it out. You won't regret it.
 
2013-08-12 11:21:07 AM
Hmm, that's odd.  I've watched most of those cartoons as a kid and I haven't Murder Death Killed anyone yet.
 
2013-08-12 11:26:49 AM
Well that just cracks it.

I guess some time I'll just pop on over to the Gank Factory and grab me the rest of those ol' classic toons.

I swear to gods that alleged satirist was never a child.
 
2013-08-12 11:27:29 AM
I guess if your head is up your ass it's hard to see a tongue in a cheek.
 
2013-08-12 11:33:05 AM

100 Watt Walrus: Ambivalence: I am surprised GI Joe wasn't on that list. Glamorizing war where enemy pilots always "eject" before their planes exploded and no one actually dies. Plus there was always some namby pamby "knowing is half the battle" morality play at the end.

This. And the stories and voice performances were just awful. (The namby-pamby was slapped on so the show could be claimed to have educational content, back when the FAA had rules with some teeth.)


The what?
 
2013-08-12 11:43:53 AM

100 Watt Walrus: Ambivalence: I am surprised GI Joe wasn't on that list. Glamorizing war where enemy pilots always "eject" before their planes exploded and no one actually dies. Plus there was always some namby pamby "knowing is half the battle" morality play at the end.

This. And the stories and voice performances were just awful. (The namby-pamby was slapped on so the show could be claimed to have educational content, back when the FAA had rules with some teeth.)


pics.filmaffinity.com

Check this out sometime. The look of the Cartoon we knew as kids, combined with the more realistic violence from the comics. Best of both worlds.

And they made Cobra Commander a farking badass.
 
2013-08-12 11:44:53 AM

PIP_the_TROLL: FunkyBlue: Then why have we lobotomized Looney Tunes?

If you're a fan of Looney Tunes, give this a try.

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It's a more grown-up, prime time version of them and it's farking hilarious.

Bugs invented some kind of automated carrot peeler and got rich. Daffy is his freeloading roommate and a weapons grade asshole of the highest order who drives a parade float of himself around town. They have Taz tied up in the backyard because they think he's a dog. Yosemite is their next door neighbor, the witch that created the red hairy monster is black. Porky is needy, co-dependent and self-loathing. He also eats bacon even though he knows what bacon is made from. Speedy runs a pizza parlor called "PizzArriba". Bugs' girlfriend is a mentally deficient stalker, Daff's is apparently from Brooklyn and works in a Kinkos...

Man, I could be here all day.

Check it out. You won't regret it.


They've even had the incomparable Pete Puma on there once or twice.

/EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
 
2013-08-12 11:47:15 AM

PIP_the_TROLL: 100 Watt Walrus: Ambivalence: I am surprised GI Joe wasn't on that list. Glamorizing war where enemy pilots always "eject" before their planes exploded and no one actually dies. Plus there was always some namby pamby "knowing is half the battle" morality play at the end.

This. And the stories and voice performances were just awful. (The namby-pamby was slapped on so the show could be claimed to have educational content, back when the FAA had rules with some teeth.)

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Check this out sometime. The look of the Cartoon we knew as kids, combined with the more realistic violence from the comics. Best of both worlds.

And they made Cobra Commander a farking badass.


Sure, he might talk tough, but he's still an incompetent commander.
 
2013-08-12 12:04:26 PM

Cybernetic: I remember when "The Bugs Bunny - Road Runner Hour" was, statistically, the most violent show on TV.


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2013-08-12 12:21:19 PM
My daughter has seen them all except for Sabrina, Tom and Jerry, Smurfs and He-Man as I hated all of them.

The others are fantastic fun.  Laugh out loud humor with no preachy message and a world bigger than the playground or schoolyard, (I'm looking at YOU "Arthur").
 
2013-08-12 12:58:08 PM
I am going to disagree with the author and contributors to that piece. Back in the day when these shows were kids still knew how to have fun and they had imaginations.  Tom & Jerry didn't make a bunch of kids into violent whack jobs.  Today's kids don't know how to have fun, how to socialize, how to use their imaginations.  All this sanitized PC crap has left them mindless and passionless.
 
2013-08-12 12:59:55 PM
Welp, my kids will be in for hell as I let them watch most of those.

/not to mention some of the anime/tmnt/animaniacs etc
 
2013-08-12 01:08:56 PM

Ambivalence: I am surprised GI Joe wasn't on that list. Glamorizing war where enemy pilots always "eject" before their planes exploded and no one actually dies. Plus there was always some namby pamby "knowing is half the battle" morality play at the end.


Bodymassage!
 
2013-08-12 01:42:27 PM
"Right now someone is watching La Blue Girl for the first time."

3:25  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1NFBiP65cs
 
2013-08-12 02:01:14 PM
Somebody wasn't hugged enough as a child, and didn't get spanked enough either
 
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